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Could LG Household be weighing up a bid for Elizabeth Arden?

The way to grow in the cosmetics industry is to acquire stock with an already good standing, and now South Korean household firm LG Household & Healthcare is considering a move to buy Elizabeth Arden.

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Nu Skin has confirmed that its sales operations in China have resumed with immediate effect and that it is now re-hiring sales staff, following a recruitment freeze in the country.

Cosmetics manufacturer Shiseido will use research efforts into Langerhans cells and a function of skin immunity to develop a new line of skin care products as a solution for maintaining skin stability.

Japanese toy firm Takara Tomy ARTS has developed nails that light up when using Android-powered smart phones.

Global Industry News

P&G beauty and grooming fail to shine for third quarter from CosmeticsDesign.com USA

P&G has announced third quarter results in line with expectations, but the company’s grooming and beauty divisions were overshadowed by a strong performance from the fabric and home care division.

Make-up brand reformulates line to be gluten-free from CosmeticsDesign.com USA

Color cosmetics brand Vincent Longo has reformulated some of its most popular items to be gluten-free, in what has become somewhat of a trend in make-up, particularly in the US.

UK consumers to continue mobilising on sun care? from CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com

According to new figures from Cancer Research UK (CRUK), sun cancer rates have risen sharply in the UK since 1970s as a result of inadequate sun protection: the new figures are likely to fuel an already rising consumer concern for sun care which was seen in the category’s growth last...

Record breaking amount of fake cosmetics seized in Dubai, despite rise in consumer trust from CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com

The Department of Economic Development in Dubai has seized a staggering 1.4 million counterfeit cosmetics from just one warehouse, with an estimated market value of Dhs16m. 

Kimberly-Clark results underline strength of personal care in developing markets from CosmeticsDesign.com USA

Kimberly-Clark has announced strong organic sales growth on the back of developing markets, but the bottom line is impacted significantly by currency translations and a poor performance in Europe.

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L’Oréal targets China growth with $843m bid for skin care firm

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Cosmetics giant L’Oréal has offered to buy Chinese skin care company Magic Holdings International for HK$6.5bn ($843m)...

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